Saturday, April 21, 2018

This has gone on through the ages...

Mayor Mark Farrell said Friday he was “embarrassed” by a Board of Appeals vote to block the removal of a statue in the Civic Center depicting Native Americans in a demeaning manner and called for “a resolution to remove this statue from the Pioneer Monument immediately.”
Nothing new here... every civilization has always cleansed itself of earlier artwork that later sensibilities found offensive; you can't erase the history, so destroy the art.

Sigh... it doesn't work.


Read the story here.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Commission sketches

I have a nice commission in the works - another one which will include a video component... Here are some rough sketches in prep for the final work.




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Visual Arts Summer Camp Instructors

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking a Lead Instructor for its Creative Expressions Camp June 18 – August 10, 2018. Camps run 9 am-4:30 pm weekdays in 2-week sessions, ages 6-12, maximum 15 students/camp. The Lead Instructor works with Assistant Instructors to develop engaging visual arts curriculum and activities in a fun, safe camp environment in an arts center operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County. 

Ideal candidates will have multiple years of experience teaching art to children, certified arts teachers are preferred. The Lead Instructor must be available during all camp days and times, as well as to-be-scheduled planning dates in late May/early June, and evening trainings June 12-13. 

Interested arts teachers should apply by emailing a resume and brief cover letter to pgp-brentwood-arts@pgparks.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Art Scam Alert!

Do not respond to this dweeb trying to rip off artists - if you want to know how the scam works, then search for "art scam" in the search box of this blog...
From: Edward Dwight dwightedward47@gmail.com
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Greetings!
My name is Edward Dwight from Houston Texas I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work, I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too.You are doing a great job. I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you. I am very much interested in the purchase of your pieces to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the availability of beautiful pieces for immediate sales.
Thanks and best regards

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Secret revealed!

Andy Warhol once commented that any publicity was good publicity, even bad publicity - and artists always benefit from any publicity - and thus I now reveal the fact that I am Michael Cohen's fourth secret client... cough, cough... let the TV coverage begin!

An old friend from Sotland

Just got an image of this watercolor sent to me by the person who bought it in Scotland in 1990...


Monday, April 16, 2018

Wanna draw?



Fridays, May 4, May 18, May 25– FridayARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing 

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Friday, May 4, 2018, Friday May 18, 2018 and Friday, May 25, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without formal instruction, facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. 

Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available. 

The session is $15 for drop-in students. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.
Details here.